Amazon recently announced plans to help people start their own delivery business with just $10,000 in capital. Amazon plans to provide branded trucks and uniforms for these delivery businesses, which will deliver Amazon packages to the company’s customers.
Every year Amazon ships over 5 billion packages around the world. Business owners will start with 5 vans and a plan to grow to up to 40 vans. These drivers would handle the final leg of delivery. I applaud Amazon’s efforts to support small businesses in the America. According to the SBA, over 99% of businesses in the US are considered small (< 500 employees), and these companies are key drivers of employment and economic health.